Valentine Blackout Cake with Chocolate Crunch

Fudgy chocolate frosting under a coat of crunchy chocolate crumbs hugs layers of chocolate cake. Decorated with ombré sugar rosebuds, this cake recipe will make your Valentine swoon! Mrs. W gave me some heart-shaped cake pans as a gift some 20 years ago. She does wonderful gestures like this, some out of the blue, as […]

Valentine Petits Fours

  Cherry. Cranberry. Amaretto. Jam.   Those four words brought my tweets to a screeching halt one day this past November. A Twitter conversation with my dear friend Jeanne at Inside Nanabread’s Head began a discussion which evolved into a delightful jelly swap over the holidays. The flavor profiles of the jam she mentioned were […]